214 Railway Parade, Kogarah NSW 2217

Construction Certificate - Demolition works and construction of a mixed use development.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 17 days ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Georges River Council, reference CC2020/0265)

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  1. Kevin commented

    WAY over the top in size & over shadowing. In something like eight years the approvals were 232-246 (corner of Blake St.) 5 floors, 216-230 10 floors, now this monster 206-214 13 floors. What next 20 plus floors? No allowance whatsoever for any tree planting since it occupies almost ALL of the site, massive traffic movement & NO street parking.
    This totally overshadows our heritage house & the next move is a high rise on our actual fence-line at 7 Bowns Road. We are 9 Bowns Road!
    Stop playing to the greed of these parasitic developers who are the ONLY ones that benefit from this (& probably Council).
    Give us a break!!!!!

  2. Michele commented

    I completely agree with Kevin's comments. This will be the third development right next door to two other massive unit developments in Kogarah. Kogarah's small streets are not designed to withstand this amount of traffic, as it is there is gridlock from cars trying to get under the underpass directly opposite these developments, this will only make it worse!
    Kogarah is turning into ghetto style accommodation, this is happening with these massive developments and other developments being approved under the guise of 'boarding houses' when they are clearly smaller unit blocks which are now being built in R2 low density zones.
    It is a joke that council constantly approve these with no consideration for their rate payers living amongst it. Meanwhile, council make a bunch of money out of these developers who in turn reap a profit. No one gives a damn about the people living in the area.

  3. Angela commented

    Agree that the size of developments is now out of hand and Council don’t seem to be reining this in. Kogarah does not need to become a wind tunnel with oversized blocks as has happened at Hurstville and now happening in Rockdale. Parking is non existent and no attention paid to impact on current residents or the area eg streets/traffic etc. Similar problem to occur at corner of Kensington and Montgomery. Kogarah used to have a ‘village’ feel but when we lost our own Council this disappeared. Very unhappy with situation.

  4. Jessica Stalenberg commented

    Hi there,

    I agree with Angela and Kevin. I walk down this awful street every day and notice the lack of planning around the new developments. There must be more allocations for green space and tall native tree planting to hide monstrosities like the apartment block between Blake and Bown st. That apartment and the one near my house on Station st, Kogarah has no street appeal and no green. They are too tall and too poorly built reflecting the sun with giant grey walls. Kogarah is a reflection of a council that doesn’t value heritage anymore. Fair enough that we need affordable housing, but it must work with surrounding sites and styles and it must allow for pedestrians and lifestyles. Given that there is an apartment oversupply in Sydney at the moment, perhaps this dwelling does not need to be increased in capacity. Unfortunately Kogarah is feeling like a ghetto which is such a shame for a town that once won a ‘sustainable cities‘ award.

  5. Kevin commented

    I omitted to add that the application has two glaring errors & possibly many others.

    1. The area diagrams show one (1) to five (5) Bowns Road as a future six story development when it is one (1) to seven (7) which has already been approved.
    2. Every shadow diagram shows Blake Street as Bowns Road, that is every diagram has two Bowns Roads.

    Pretty careless!!!

  6. suzanne o'connor commented

    I agree with both comments . Our poor little suburb is being overwhelmed by this sort of development. And why should the building be higher than the Local Environment Plan permits . Why should it have a greater FSA .
    Why shouldn’t it have deep soil plantings at street level to soften the impact of its surrounds . A few decent trees to ‘green up’ the area !
    And yet another roof top garden ! Where will residents go to walk in a green space and enjoy the open air ? Exercise their dogs ?
    Who does take responsibility for this ugliness?

  7. suzanne o'connor commented

    I agree with both comments . Our poor little suburb is being overwhelmed by this sort of development. And why should the building be higher than the Local Environment Plan permits . Why should it have a greater FSA .
    Why shouldn’t it have deep soil plantings at street level to soften the impact of its surrounds . A few decent trees to ‘green up’ the area !
    And yet another roof top garden ! Where will residents go to walk in a green space and enjoy the open air ? Exercise their dogs ?
    Who does take responsibility for this ugliness?

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